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HARKEN, Isbrand R. 1886-1937


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/18/2010 at 15:04:19

Isbrand R. Harken Died Tuesday From Pneumonia

Isbrand R. Harken died last Tuesday at his home near Aplington following a short illness with pneumonia. He was 51 years old and had resided in this locality all of his life. Surviving are the wife, three sons, Raymond, Theodore and Andrew, and one daughter, Carolyn.

Funeral services conducted by Rev. H. Johnson were held from the West Friesland church near Austinville last Saturday. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.


Isebrand Harken Died Tuesday

Born and Brought Up in This Community--Brief Illness

Isabrand Harken, resident of this community practically all the years of his life, having been born and reared here, a son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Harken, died at the family home, just south of Austinville, Tuesday afternoon; he had been sick about two weeks with pneumonia and pleurisy. It was the ninth day of his illness. During the several days preceding his death, he was very ill; at the last his recovery was despaired of, and life's end came to him at about 2:30 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon.

Deceased is survived by his wife, three sons and one daughter; he was a brother of John, Corneil and Ben Harken, and by two sisters, Mrs. Abe Roelse, of Austinville, and Mrs. Wm. Miller of Ackley.

Funeral services are to be held Friday afternoon, at West Friesland Presbyterian church, the services to be conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. Johnson.

--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 27 May 1937, pg 3


Isebrand Harken

Died at His Home Tuesday Afternoon, Age 50

Isebrand Harken died at the family home five miles east of Ackley, last Tuesday afternoon, after a ten day illness of pneumonia. He was in his 50th year; he was a brother of John, Corneil and Ben Harken, and of Mrs. Abraham Roelse, Austinville, and Mrs. William Miller of this city. His death occasions grief and sorrow in the immediate family and a large circle of friends. Funeral services are to be held Friday afternoon, at West Friesland Presbyterian church three miles southeast of Ackley, Rev. Johnson, pastor, in charge.

--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 27 May 1937, pg 5


Funeral services for Isebrand Harken were held at the family home and from the West Friesland Presbyterian church Friday afternoon; Rev. Johnson, pastor, in charge. The attendance of relatives and friends was large; having been born and reared here, living here all the fifty years of his life, gave him an extended acquaintance. He will be missed in the family circle at home, by all his relatives and by the many friends. Sympathy for the widow and the surviving members of his family; his brothers and sisters.

Among relatives and friends from other points who were present at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Calvin, of Freeport, Ill., Ebbo Hayunga, wife, son and daughter of Forreston, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Klaas Richter and Mrs. Fonken of Kamrar, Iowa; Conrad Heyer of Kamrar, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Younker of Kamrar.

Interment was made in the cemetery that adjoins the church in German township.

--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 3 June 1937, pg 3


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